|Commoner Cara’s never ventured far beyond the carpenter’s shop of her intended in her life. Then she meets high born Eric. His father has Eric’s future plotted out, but Eric has other plans and they include Cara.
Cara longs to negate her looming betrothal. But breaking the rules lands Cara in worse trouble than she could have imagined.
|Gwen's patrician family thinks Marcellus is a smuggler. But she's been kissing him behind secluded hedges for two years.
Gwen decides it's time for Marcellus to marry her, but Marcellus has a dark secret that threatens Gwen's life. He could marry Gwen to save her life, but if she discovers his secret, he'll probably hang on a cross.
Slaveborn prostitute Libya has only her child, a nobleman's son. When her master moves to sell just the boy, Roman patrician Wryn buys them both.
Wryn works to bring Victor, the criminal who tried to kill his entire family, to justice. He doesn't realize Victor is the father of Libya's son.
Libya faces a choice that will leave someone betrayed.